And our plants that once were like this...
There are many examples of this in our garden, as I'm sure any gardener will tell you, it is part of the process.
We have lived here for three years now and have the knowledge of what our plants are going to do, but it still is a bit sad to see.
It also gives us the chance to try new things in the garden, like placing a few more plantings in our walls. This year as the strawberries needed their clean up, we took a few of the runners and put them in a few holes we discovered in our wall. It is highly likely that they will not all make it , however it is better than just throwing away all those babies.
Luckily there are some plants that the hard frosts don't seem to bother at all... but most of the succulents and annuals are taking their leave for the Winter.
Oh yes , there are some really really cool mushrooms that grow this time of year here too...